Blue Jays: Spring Training officially kicks off tomorrow

LAKELAND, FL- MARCH 02: An exterior view from the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL- MARCH 02: An exterior view from the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 2, 2016 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays will officially begin spring training tomorrow as pitchers and catchers ramp into full swing in Dunedin.

The battery mates will undergo physicals today before camp officially opens tomorrow. Position players are tabbed to report for their first workout on Monday, February 18th. The Blue Jays first Grapefruit League action game is versus the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, February 23rd at Dunedin Stadium.

The Blue Jays warned via Twitter that the Bobby Mattick Training Center will be closed due to renovations this spring, however, everything remains status quo with Dunedin Stadium. The renovations are part of an $80 million dollar facelift for the Jays Spring Training facility

This will be the first Blue Jays camp for new skipper Charlie Montoyo and his many of his coaching staff. There will definitely be a changing of the guard this spring in Dunedin.

The coaching roster for the 2019 campaign is as follows:

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Charlie Montoyo- Manager
Dave Hudgens– Bench Coach
Guillermo Martinez- Hitting Coach
Pete Walker– Pitching Coach
Mark Budzinski– First Base Coach
Luis Rivera– Third Base Coach
Matt Buschmann– Bullpen Coach
John Schneider-Major League Coach
Shelley Duncan-Major League Field Coordinator
Alex Andreopoulos-Bullpen Catcher

The Blue Jays have a number of big-name non-roster invitees in camp including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio. All three are poised to make some noise in 2019 with Guerrero looking at a promotion in late April.

Other non-rostered players in camp include:

Javy Guerra
Zach Jackson
Mark Leiter Jr.
Shawn Morimando
Willy Ortiz
Justin Shafer
T.J. Zeuch
Patrick Cantwell
Max Pentecost
Santiago Espinal
Eric Sogard
Forrest Wall

New faces in camp on the 25-man roster include the likes of:

Freddy Galvis
Matt Shoemaker
Clayton Richard
David Phelps
Elvis Luciano
Trent Thornton

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Although looking out my window today does not seem very spring-like, spring is definitely in the air as the Boys are Summer are officially back.